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May 6, 2016

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May 6, 2016

Stomach Cancer Diagnostics: New Insights on Stage of Tumor Growth

Apr. 20, 2016 — Correlations have been found between the superoxide and nitric oxide generation rates, levels of active forms of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in tumor and adjoining tissues between each other and with the disease ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — TNF-alpha, a proinflammatory molecule and protein produced by the body's cells during infection, also promotes the immune system regulatory responses by first inducing immune surveillance cells. ... read more

New Therapy Strategies for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Indicate Initial Success

Apr. 19, 2016 — The new therapy strategy for primary sclerosing cholangitis, a liver disease that at present still cannot be cured with medication, shows initial measureable success with the nor-ursodeoxycholic acid ... read more

Investigational Treatment Provides Hope for Some Chronic Liver Disease Sufferers

Apr. 16, 2016 — A new study provides hope for a new treatment in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare condition characterized by inflammation and scarring in the bile ducts of the liver and for which ... read more

Commonly Used Reflux, Ulcer Medication May Cause Serious Kidney Damage

Apr. 14, 2016 — Patients who took proton pump inhibitors for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers had an increased risk of kidney function decline, chronic kidney disease, and kidney failure. The longer patients took ... read more

Certain Types of Polyps May Warrant Keeping Closer Tabs on the Colon

Apr. 14, 2016 — Being on the lookout for certain features of polyps may help physicians keep a closer eye on patients at risk for colorectal ... read more

Increase in Coffee Consumption Could Provide Protective Effect in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Apr. 13, 2016 — Adding coffee to the diet of people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) could help reverse the condition, according to a new study conducted in mice ... read more

Pain Drug in Pipeline as Researchers Unwind Marine Snail Puzzle

Apr. 13, 2016 — A big step toward the holy grail of biomedical science has been made -- a new form of effective pain relief. Marine snail venom has been a well-known and promising source of new pain drugs, but ... read more

Can More Fiber Restore Microbiome Diversity?

Apr. 11, 2016 — Scientists are pushing to restore human health in Western countries by changing our diet to restore the microbial species lost over the evolution of Western diet. Researchers advocate for ... read more

New Hybrid Drug Plugs the Hole in Malaria Drug Resistance

Apr. 11, 2016 — The World Health Organization recommends treating malaria with artemisinin combination therapy (ACT), consisting of artemisinin and another drug. However, malaria resistance to ACT has already ... read more

Apr. 9, 2016 — American doctors report the first case of a human patient whose severely damaged esophagus was reconstructed using commercially available FDA approved stents and skin tissue. Seven years after the ... read more

Nanoparticles Show Promise for Treating Intestinal Inflammation, Study Finds

Apr. 7, 2016 — Nanoparticles designed to block a cell-surface molecule that plays a key role in inflammation could be a safe treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, according to ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — The lining of the intestine is the most rapidly-renewing tissue in the body. Routine shedding of epithelial cells from this lining is a key element of tissue turnover, and is thus essential to ... read more

Certain Gastrointestinal Tumors Associated With Higher Mortality

Apr. 5, 2016 — Certain gastrointestinal stromal tumors are more deadly than previously reported in medical literature, researchers have found, adding that further studies are needed to develop novel risk ... read more

Three Glycosyltransferases Identified as Significant Mutational Targets in Colon Cancer

Apr. 4, 2016 — Scientists have successfully characterized the mutational landscapes of glycosylation-associated genes in colon cancer, identifying three glycosyltransferases as significant mutational targets in ... read more

SSRI Antidepressants Promote Bone Loss During Lactation

Apr. 4, 2016 — Antidepressant use with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy and breast-feeding causes decreased bone density in mothers that may put them at higher risk of broken bones ... read more

Dual Device-Drug Therapy Improves Uncontrolled Diabetes and Obesity

Apr. 3, 2016 — Combining a temporary one-year intestinal bypass device with the drug liraglutide helps patients lose weight and improve their diabetes control better than using either the device or the drug alone, ... read more

A Paleolithic-Type Diet May Help Reduce Future Risk of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Apr. 2, 2016 — A Paleolithic-type diet may help obese postmenopausal women lose weight, improve their circulating fatty acid profile and lower their future risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, new research ... read more

Chemical in Antibacterial Soap May Disrupt Mix of Organisms in Digestive Tract

Apr. 1, 2016 — Use of a common nonprescription antimicrobial, triclocarban, during pregnancy and breast-feeding may alter the offspring's composition of intestinal bacteria and other micro-organisms, called ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — In a new evolutionary proof of the old adage, 'we are what we eat,' scientists have found tantalizing evidence that a vegetarian diet has led to a mutation that -- if they stray from a ... read more

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